My Teaching Philosophy

I am a teacher and as a 21st century teacher my job is to educate my kiddos about the curriculum ... about themselves ... about other people ... and about the world. I love spending my days with the kids! They become my kids in almost every way. Every day has new conversations, questions, challenges, frustrations, triumphs, sometimes even a tear -- and if you know me, definitely a laugh! We live and work together at school and I value my time with them. I have a responsibility to help develop their mind and character which I take seriously. These are some things that I have learned in my life and I want to pass on to my kiddos -- as well as some history lessons.  :)

HOPE -- There is always hope.
Every day there is the hope of a new experience ... the hope of meeting a challenge that could not be met before ... the hope of  today being a day you will remember forever ... the hope of succeeding today!

WORK -- All things worth having take work.
Nothing can replace the satisfaction of a self achievement, reaching a goal, or learning patience while you struggle through. Technology can't replace the satisfaction of putting in work. Cheating your way through it means you'll never know that YOU can do it. Settling for less means you'll never know WHAT you can do. Don't be afraid to invest the time or fail once or twice. Work for it!!

RESPECT -- Everyone deserves respect ... only some deserve admiration.
Don't get the two confused. Children deserve no less respect than adults. They have the same smarts and capabilities on their level as any adult. It is my goal to give each student that respect. It is also my goal to inspire my students to want more ... for them to want to be ADMIRED for the person that they are and the person they are working to become. 

JOY -- It can change your whole perspective and possibly your whole life! And it's contagious   :)